The VIA Vinyl Envy24 is a professional versatile PCI
multi-channel I/O controller designed with the needs
of the audio connoisseur in mind. With 8 input and output
channels for analog and digital connections, the VIA
Envy24 can meet the most demanding playback and recording
requirements. Integrating a high resolution digital
mixer the VIA Envy24 enables up to 20 channels of mixing
power. This feature is aimed specifically for monitoring
final outputs, and making master copies for budget conscious
For easy integration by system designers, the VIA Envy24
can be combined with professional grade I²S converters,
S/PDIF transmitters and receivers, and AC-link codecs.
The VIA Envy24 includes SoundBlaster Pro hardware compatibility
that is ensured under DOS for DDMA (Distributed DMA)
and non-DDMA systems. The Envy24 also includes a Microsoft
Win9x architecture based DirectSound accelerator that
interfaces to AC'97 devices.
Additional connections include two independent MIDI
UARTs enabling connections to multiple external MIDI
devices that can be dedicated for different purposes.
An 8-port GPIO connector provides an easy port for connection
to additional connector cards, and a conventional standard
joystick port is also provided.
The applications for the VIA Envy24 include professional
high-end PCI audio, computer based telephony, discrete
multi-channel audio and general purpose multi-channel
I/O. More technical applications include PC-based multi-track
audio, PC-based data acquisition, PC-based waveform
generation, PC-based instrumentation, and PC-based control